Items for the Arts Plus calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Jennifer Adler at jadler@pjstar.com or by mail to the Journal Star, 1 News Plaza, Peoria, IL 61643.

Exhibits

“Ten Medical Inventions That Changed the World,” exhibit, through April 28, Permanent Collections Gallery, Peoria Riverfront Museum. Call 686-7000. Regular museum admission applies.

“American Decoy: The Invention,” exhibit, through April 28, International Features Gallery, Peoria Riverfront Museum. Call 686-7000. Regular museum admission applies.

“Stations of the Cross: An Ancient Practice for Our Time,” art exhibit through April 28. Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts, First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. Free admission. Call 673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org.

38th Annual Congressional Art Show, through April 29, Peoria Public Library Main Library Gallery. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free.

After-school Arts Exhibit, featuring works of third and fourth grade students from After-school Arts, a First United Methodist Church Fine Arts Ministry at Lincoln School, 8:30 a.m.-noon April 28, Ellie’s Place, Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts, First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave. Call 673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org.

ICC’s 51st annual Faculty Art Exhibit and Student Art Exhibit, through May 10, Gallery 336B for faculty exhibit and Performing Arts Center Gallery for student exhibit, East Peoria Campus. Free. Visit www.ArtsAtICC.com or call 694-5113.

Chakaia Booker exhibit, through May 17, Bradley University’s Hartmann Center Gallery. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 677-2989.

Graphic Design Portfolio Exhibition, May 1-8, Prairie Center for the Arts, 1506 SW Washington St. Reception: 6-8 p.m. May 3. Call 677-2989.

BFA Exhibition by Amy Trompeter and Katheryn Wehrman, May 1-8, Prairie Center for the Arts, 1506 SW Washington St. Reception: 6-8 p.m. May 3. Call 677-2989.

MFA Exhibition by Alexandra Dupont and Dylan Roberts, May 1-10, Bradley’s Heuser Art Gallery. Reception: 5-7 p.m. May 10. Call 677-2989.

"Historic Art Inspired by Local History," Peoria Historical Society art and artifacts exhibit, May 3-29, Peoria Public Library's main branch, 107 NE Monroe. Free. Call 674-1921 or visit www.peoriahistoricalsociety.org.

Peoria Art Guild Members Show, May 3-31, Peoria Art Guild, 203 Harrison St. Opening reception: 5-9 p.m. May 3. Visit www.peoriaartguild.org.

“Where the Wild Things Glow” and “Wonder of Lines,” art of Hua Nian, May 3-June 9. Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts, First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. Free admission. First Friday Open House: 5-8:30 p.m. May 3. Call 673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org.

"History Thru Art," Peoria Historical Society's 55th annual Rennick art show, May 4-27, Peoria Riverfront Museum auditorium. Opening reception fundraiser: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 3; tickets $50. For fundraiser event tickets, visit www.peoriahistoricalsociety.org. Exhibit admission is free. Call 674-1921.

Special events

34th annual Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration, through May 17, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. Schedule available at www.springcelebration.org.

Wheels O' Time Museum season opening, noon-5 p.m. May 1, 1710 W. Woodside Drive, Dunlap. LeTourneau Historical Marker dedication, 11 a.m.-noon May 4; Demonstration of Cushman-Powered Micro Midget car, noon-5 pm. May 5. Call 243-9020 or visit www.wheelsotime.org.

Peoria Symphony Guild Spring Luncheon, featuring a performance by the 2019 Young Artist Competition winner, 11:30 a.m. May 7, Peoria Country Club, 4700 Grandview Drive. Tickets: $30. Call 691-3225.

"Inspiring Abilities Art Show," presented by Community Workshop and Training Center, 5:30-8:30 pm. May 8, Peoria Art Guild, 203 Harrison St. Admission: $25/in advance; $30/at teh door Visit www.cwt.org.

"An Evening of Jazz," presented by Peoria Jazz AllStars, May 10, Peoria Riverfront Museum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; silent auction at 7 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. All funds rasied go toward the student's feature travel fund. Tickets: $10/at the door.

Music

Youth Music Illinois, 2 p.m. April 28, Performing Arts Center, Illinois Central College East Peoria Campus. Tickets: $20/general public; $15/seniors; $8/students. Visit www.ArtsAtICC.com or call 694-5136.

Bradley Symphonic Winds and Band, 3 p.m. April 28, Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave. Tickets: $5/adults; free/students. Call 677-2595.

Orpheus Club of Peoria Spring Concert, 3 p.m. April 28, First Federated Church, 3601 N. Sheridan Road. Tickets: $5 at the door. Call 692-5330.

Metamora High School Jazz Ensemble, 6 p.m. April 28; Illinois Central College Hard Bop Jazz Band, 7:15 p.m.; Trailside Event Center,  4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights. Admission: $6/Central Illinois Jazz Society members, $10/non-members, free/students. Visit www.cijs.org or call 692-5330.

Illinois Central College Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m. April 29, Lecture/Recital Hall, Room 127F, East Peoria Campus. Free. Visit www.ArtsAtICC.com or call 694-5136.

Bradley Honor Band, 7:30 p.m. April 30, Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave. Tickets: $5/adults; free/students. Call 677-2595.

International Jazz Day, part of Gerald Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration, featuring area student bands including the Peoria Jazz AllStars. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 30, Peoria County Courthouse Plaza, Downtown Peoria. Free.

Bradley String Chamber Music, 7:30 p.m. May 1, Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave. Free. Call 677-2595.

Bradley Chorale and Chamber Singers Spring Concert, 7 p.m. May 2, Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 NE Randolph Ave. Free-will offering. Call 676-4609.

Peoria Area Civic Chorale presents “A Little Night Music,” featuring special guest Dmitri German. 7:30 p.m. May 3, Five Points Washington, 360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington. Also 7:30 p.m. May 4. Tickets: $20/adults; $8/students. Visit www.peoriacivicchorale.org or call 693-6725.

Bradley Jazz Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. May 3, Bob Michel Student Center. Tickets: $5/adults; free/students. Call 677-2595.

Bradley Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. May 4, Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave. Tickets: $5/adults; free/students. Call 677-2595.

Ben Bedford, singer, songwriter, 2 p.m. May 5, Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N. Bradley Ave., Chillicothe. Free. Call 274-2719 or visit www.chillipld.org.

Todd Kelly Quintet, Music Scholarship Concert Series, 3 p.m. May 5, Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave. Tickets: $10/adults; free/students. Call 677-2595.

Bradley Guitar Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. May 5, Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave. Free. Call 677-2595.

Philharmonic Chorale, 2:30 p.m. May 5, Illinois Central College’s Performing Arts Center, East Peoria Campus. Tickets: $12/general public; $10/students and seniors. Visit www.ArtsAtICC.com or call 694-5136.

Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m. May 6, Bradley University’s Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave. Free. Call 677-2595.

Illinois Central College Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. May 6, Performing Arts Center, East Peoria Campus. Free. Visit www.ArtsAtICC.com or call 694-5136.

Prairie Wind Ensemble final concert of the season, 7:30 p.m. May 10, Performing Arts Center, Illinois Central College, East Peoria Campus. Tickets: $10/adults; $8/students over 18 and seniors; free/students 18 and younger. Visit www.artsaticc.com/tickets or call 694-5136.

Theater

"Sense and Sensibility," presented by Bradley University Theatre Department, 2 p.m. April 28 and May 5, and 7:30 p.m. May 2-4, Hartmann Center, 1423 St. James Ave. Tickets: $18/adults; $16/seniors; $8/students. Call 677-2650 or visit www.bradley.edu/theatre.

"Lost in Yonkers," presented by River Valley Players, 12:30 p.m. April 28 and May 5, 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 6:30 p.m. May 4, St. John's Community Center, 1301 Second St., Henry. Tickets: $19/Friday show only; $35/Saturday and Sunday performances with meals. Call 238-7878.

"You Can't Get There From Here," 7:30 p.m. May 3-4, Macomb Community Theatre, 10414 E. 1200th St., Macomb. Tickets: $10/adults; $8/seniors and students ages 13 and older; $6/children ages 12 and younger. Call 837-1828.

“Caution! Directors at Play: ICC Advanced Directing Class Student Directed One-Act Plays,” presented by Illinois Central College Theatre Program, 7 p.m. May 1, Lecture/Recital Hall, Room 127F, East Peoria Campus. Free. Visit www.ArtsAtICC.com or call 694-5136.

"A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m. May 3-4 and 9-10 and 2 p.m. May 5 and 12, Peoria Players Theatre, 4300 N. University. Tickets: $20/adults; $15/ages 20 and younger. Call 688-4473 or visit www.peoriaplayers.org.

“Hat’s Off to Mom — A Mother’s Day Celebration,” musical revue, 6 p.m. May 9-11 and 12:30 p.m. May 12, The Barn III Dinner Theatre and Event Center, Goodfield. Tickets: $45-$49. Visit www.thebarniii.com or call 965-2545.

Auditions

Illinois Central College Music Program tuition waiver auditions for ICC Vocal Jazz, noon-4 p.m. May 6 and 2-6 p.m. May 7, Room 121A, East Peoria Campus. Reservations are required. Call 694-8969 or email julie.clements@icc.edu.

“Anything Goes,” Arc Light Productions, 6-9 p.m. May 10 and 1-4 p.m. May 11, Illini Bluffs High School, Glasford. Actors high school age and older. Visit www.arclightproductions.com or call 455-4095.

Peoria Municipal Band is seeking new instrumentalists and vocalists to perform during the 2019 summer season. If interested, contact David Vroman, band conductor at 677-2605 or by email at dvroman@bradley.edu.

Lectures

“Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon,” Fine Arts Society lecture by Kate Kunau, 10 a.m. May 9, Peoria Riverfront Museum. Social time: 9:30 a.m. Admission: $12/adults; $5/students.  Visit www.FineArtsSociety.net or call 692-1858.

Book clubs

Book 'Em Mystery Readers Book Club, 2 p.m. April 28, "Look Alive Twenty Five" by Janet Evanovich, Peoria Public Library's Lakeview Branch, 1137 W. Lake Ave.

Cozy Little Book Club, 11 a.m. May 1, “Crime & Punctuation” by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Dunlap Public Library, 302 S. First St., Dunlap.

Page Turners Book Club, 1 p.m. May 2, “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline, Dunlap Public Library, 302 S. First St., Dunlap.

Bibliophiles Book Club, 1:30 p.m. May 7, “Night: A Memoir” by Elie Wiesel, Peoria Public Library’s Lakeview Branch, 1137 W. Lake Ave.